Above: 2014 IFJM page ©Ellen Ward. Click on the image to view an enlargement and read about her goals and approach.
Today's 2014 IFJM wrap up comes from Ellen Ward. She's an artist who teaches university classes as well as workshops for artists of all ages.
Ellen provided me with a jpg of one of her journal pages—she explored the graphic novel format as her character worked within multiple frames on her pages. The jpg also gives her goals and impressions of her project.
Ellen publicly posted her fake journal on her blog Rough Sketch. You can read more about her wrap-up thoughts and see other pages/panels from her fake journal there.
Ellen's approach to stick with black and white (there were shades in the earlier art), and marrying that approach with her love of typography created an intriguing piece that will have you smiling and mulling things over for quite some time. I encourage you to go and check the rest of her pages out at her blog.
Whether you join in the fun of IFJM next year or not, consider following Ellen's example and setting aside 15-25 minutes each day to explore some "oddball thing" in your own way, just because you are moved to do it.
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